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EMPOWERing Ontario

Eye cancer research, chronic pain in children and other key health care challenges will receive a funding boost through OSSU’s EMPOWER (Engaging Multi-stakeholders for Patient Oriented research Wider Effects & Reach) Awards. These awards aim to extend the impact of existing patient-oriented research conducted in Ontario. By leveraging OSSU’s expertise and infrastructure, EMPOWER Awards are designed to create meaningful change for patients, policy and practice by moving promising patient-oriented research findings onto the next level where they can successfully create impacts.

Congratulations to Dr. Helen Dimaras, Dr. Jennifer Stinson, Dr. Kerry Kuluski, and Dr. Manoj Lalu for their successful project applications.

EMPOWER Retinoblastoma: Engaging Patient Partners in Solving the Top 10 Priorities for Eye Cancer Research in Canada
Helen Dimaras, SickKids Hospital

#PartneringForPain: Taking Action Together on Family-Identified Priorities in Pediatric Chronic Pain
Jennifer Stinson, SickKids Hospital

Partner Early, Partner Often: Building a platform for meaningful patient partnership to accelerate “bench-to-bedside” translation of promising new therapies
Manoj Lalu, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Participatory ALC: Co‐Designing Strategies to Address Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Challenges – Building Capacity across Ontario
Kerry Kuluski, Sinai Health System

For more information on EMPOWER Awards, click here.